Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Domingo on the Half-Shell

An article in the New York Times today, titled something like "Met Offers Pastry" in the print edition, reports on an operatic pastiche called “The Enchanted Island,” which will open at the Met on Dec. 31, 2011. Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch are assembling the work from music by Handel, Vivaldi and Leclair. William Christie will conduct a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese, Luca Pisaroni, Lisette Oropesa, Anthony Roth Costanzo & David Daniels. According to the article, "The cast is led by Plácido Domingo, as Neptune, who will make an entrance on a giant seashell." I have been soul-searching, & I still don't know if I want to see this.

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